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The Pony

Bars, Sports Bars Lake View
3 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
The Pony Inn
The Pony Inn

The plethora of televisions tuned to ESPN here–not to mention the fratty attitude of the staff–would suggest that this is just another vanilla sports bar. And yet, with rust-colored tin and sleek blonde wood covering every surface, the place is so gorgeous it cancels out any annoying Cubs-fan behavior. (And if it doesn't, a respectable lineup of draft beer can lend a hand.)


Venue name: The Pony
Address: 1638 W Belmont Ave
Cross street: between Ashland Ave and Paulina St
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 4pm–2am; Sat 11am–3am; Sun 11am–2am
Transport: Bus: 9, 11, 77.
Price: Average beer: $5
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3 / 5

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I went to the Pony for the first time on St. Patrick's Day and it was a mistake. Obviously it was packed, so eating was impossible since there was nowhere to sit. They had a lot of spots reserved for UK alum which I get, but a lot of them seemed empty throughout the night... seemed a little pointless. It took forever to get a drink, so I'm excited to go back when it's not a shit show holiday. Beer was cheap, which is always a plus.